UA police sergeant arrested for DUI, other charges

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 3:13 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A University of Arizona Police Department sergeant has been arrested after crashing a department vehicle while on duty.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Tucson police cited and released 27-year-old Sgt. John McGrath on Saturday night for DUI and other charges.

Sgt. Pete Dugan says McGrath crashed the marked SUV into a traffic sign and then struck a cement wall on an Interstate 10 frontage road, near Speedway Boulevard.

Dugan says no one was injured.

Authorities say McGrath is accused of several offenses including super extreme DUI, having a blood alcohol content of .20 or greater and criminal damage.

A UA police spokesman says McGrath has been with the department since 2009 and returned a month ago from serving in Afghanistan with the Army Air National Guard.

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